Mancini's Message Of Continuity For Front Four
Cue more groans across Wapping. Roberto Mancini has publicly placed his faith in all four of his title winning strikers...
It's getting to be a nightmare for your average Phil Space tasked with knocking out Manchester City exit rumours for demanding Sports Ed hacks this summer. Spoilsport Mancio has done it again, this time refuting claims that he is after another striker this season.
In order of seniority, Carlos Tévez, Edin Dzeko, Sergio Aguero and Mario Balotelli rattled in 69 goals between them in all competitions last season and have a combined wealth of Premier League savvy and medal winning experience in Manchester behind them.
If it ain't broke, why fix it? Mancio to Gazzetta dello Sport:
'I have four very strong strikers.I just need them to compete in the Champions League...we are okay in attack.'
Balotelli and Dzeko Training Skills
In other news, the fact that Manchester City walked away from Eden Hazard's ludicrous salary and agent fee demands is slowly filtering through. As is the knowledge that he missed the Belgian team coach at the hotel for training in Liege. A not uncommon occurrence in the world of Hazard.
all times East Manchester
Fri 27 July Arsenal, Birds Nest Stadium, Beijing, Friendly
Su 12 August, Chelsea, Villa Park, Community Shield
Sa 18 August, To Be Confirmed, PL
PREMIER LEAGUE FIXTURES:
The 2012/13 Premier League season will kick off on Saturday, 18th August 2012. The Fixtures will be announced on Monday, 18th June, with the first set of television picks selected approximately 2-3 weeks later.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FIXTURES:
The draw for the 2012/13 Champions League Group Stage will take place in Monaco on Thursday, 30th August. The opening round of games will kick off in the week commencing Monday, 17th September.